Category: Horse Industry

Transporting Horses Safely

Horses require special attention when transporting and it’s important to know what precautions to take when transporting your horse. Even the calmest of horses can become agitated when the loading process begins, and some grow weary the minute they see the transport trailer. Some horses can experience dehydration, weakening of immune functions, and even exhaustion… Read more »

Benefits to Weighing Your Horse’s Food

Providing a quality diet with the right amounts of food and nutrients to your horse should be a top priority. A horse typically consumes 1.5-2% of their body weight in dry matter each day. This amount of food is a necessity to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. It is not always a practice to have… Read more »

Why Horses Might Refuse Cues

Acting disobediently is an animal’s natural response to many situations. Animals act out for a variety of reasons, ranging from pure personality to defensiveness. When animals aren’t responding to commands as they might have previously done, we assume that they are simply being “bad,” but that is not always the case. Horses, for instance, can… Read more »

Connecting Horses, Humans and Technology

Equestrians have an understanding of their horse and often can decipher how the horse is feeling before, during, and after a ride. However, advancing technology will give riders an opportunity to digitally track and monitor their horse’s temperament and health, along with their own. The Bailos Sensor, the first product of the French start-up Equisense,… Read more »

Recognizing Illnesses in Your Horse

During the colder months, many humans end up sick with colds and viruses. However, horses can also get sick and it can happen during any season. Horses frequently suffer from respiratory diseases, similar to the “common cold.” It’s important that horse owners recognize the symptoms of these illnesses and have an understanding of what treatment… Read more »

New Product Developed to Help Horses Run

A new product called Megasus Horserunners was recently developed to better serve horses when they walk or run on all terrain. It is the world’s first clippable runner for horses, changing the way that horses move. The product is equipped with shock absorbing hoof protection technology that allows horses to move easily on any terrain…. Read more »

Showtime: Six Tips for a Successful First Show

You believe your horse is ready for his or her first show, but you want to be prepared. While there will always be nerves the first time your horse appears in a show, there are a number of steps you can take to ease the process. Here are a few tips from Horse Channel to… Read more »

Natural Competition: Using Wasps to Fight Flies

Flies are huge nuisances to horses, and unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of highly effective options available to farmers and ranchers to prevent these pests from bothering their horses. Fly screens and nets can be useful, but are often uncomfortable and unsettling to many horses, but as an article posted by Entomology Today points out,… Read more »

Horse Industry Rebounding from Great Recession

Horse lovers rejoice! We are finally seeing a general increase in the ownership of horses. After a few years of decline, the increase in ownership in recent years is encouraging for horse enthusiasts and equestrian-related businesses. If you are looking to purchase a horse or build a stable, 2016 is a great year to do… Read more »